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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Non-singular sources for self-force calculations in numerical relativity
Speaker(s): Ian Vega
Abstract: Motivated by the goal of self-consistently calculating self-force-corrected orbits and waveforms with (3+1) evolution codes we derive a covariant expression for a non-singular representation of a scalar point charge moving along a geodesic of an arbitrary spacetime. This differs from previous representations that were anchored to the use a particular locally-inertial coordinate system.
Date: 21/06/2010 - 9:30 am
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